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City of Tampa

Tampa Convention Center – LEED O+M Certification



  • Assessment and analysis of building conditions and operations
  • Advising on maintenance, operational, and mechanical initiatives to achieve LEED Certification
Government leaders in Tampa, Florida determined that facilities and operations at the convention center, which opened in 1990, have a significant potential impact on the city’s resource conservation and climate change resiliency. They chose Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of TCC as a core strategy for attaining environmental goals. To meet those goals most affordably and efficiently, the leaders wanted to know which form and version of LEED certification to pursue.

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A team from ecoPreserve held discussions with city officials and convention center staff, reviewing past and present operations, related policies, and documentation. Based on that research and consultation, the team recommended that the TCC should seek LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) certification and identify the documentation required for that award.

In a further study, ecoPreserve observed specific opportunities for attaining LEED Silver or LEED Gold. Their final report to TCC and city leaders documented relevant challenges and ongoing performance requirements. Its conclusions documented essential, achievable steps toward certification.

LEED certification is in-process at Tampa Convention Center today. An ecoPreserve team is advising and facilitating progress toward either a Silver or a Gold award.